Linda Fabiani MSP for East Kilbride has expressed her delight at the recent decision by First to alter their proposed changes to the 21 bus service.

Linda said:

“I met with management of First last week where I expressed the concerns of the many constituents who had contacted me about First buses initial proposals.

“First have agreed to continue running a 15 minute service during peak times and have scrapped plans to terminate the 21 at East Kilbride Bus Station during the evening. I have also been assured that SPT are attempting to fill the gap left in Lindsayfield by the proposals which may see a new service take over the tender.

“I am pleased that this decision ensures East Kilbride residents to continue to receive a suitable local bus services allowing them to socialise, commute and access local services.

“Whilst I am still concerned about First proposals to terminate the 31 at Castlemilk, it is clear that progress has been made on the other routes and I will continue to work with Councillor Watson to ensure the people affected by proposed changes to the 31 continue to receive a proper bus service.

“The Labour Party abstained from voting this week on essential subordinate legislation for the National Bus Travel scheme during the Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee this week. However, I am also pleased to be able to reassure residents of the continuation of their bus passes through Concessionary Travel scheme under this Scottish Government.”

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